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Item #0000101967

The Firebird (c.1985)

from Kholui by Gagaeva
Dimensions:
6.00" x 2.50" x 1.25"(15.24 x 6.35 x 3.18 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Ivan Tsarevich the Firebird and the Gray Wolf

Gallery Price: $ 195.00
Internet Price: $ 175.00
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Ivan tries to catch the fabled firebird, often thought of as the symbol of happiness. Most manage to grab only a feather, but this is a fairy tale and there is a good chance that Ivan will have better luck. The box is painted beautifully with traditional techniques by the Kholui artist Gagaeva. The firebird really lights up the scene with its vivid red feather and radiant gold lines. The box is made out of high quality papier mache and has a hinge at the top. It sits flat. The name of the artist, village and title is written at the bottom of the composition. "Made in USSR" is written on the bottom of the box. Though not dated, we estimate that this box was done sometime in the 1980s, or late 70s. The lacquer has just minor wear and no cracks or significant damage.

Lacquerbox Condition Ratings

Surface Condition (exterior) Surface Condition (interior/bottom) Box Materials and Soundness Hinge and Lid Placement Signature Total Rating Mother-of-pearl Condition
9.09.010.010.010.048N/A

(Each category rated 1-10. For low scores, look for explanation in the description of box. In general, any total rating over 40 is excellent. For more information on rating system, click here.)

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